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Overseas workers could fill a vacancy at your business

With New Zealand experiencing a critical labour shortage, could you employ overseas workers to fill critical shortages at your business? Here’s how much it might cost you, how long it takes, and how to figure out if it’s worthwhile.

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Scaling up your business and workforce, here’s how

Scaling up your business isn't about steady growth over time. It's about having a clear strategy for quickly expanding the business to achieve full-scale hypergrowth. Here’s some tips to show how to achieve this.

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A bold new direction for travel

Robots in restaurants, apps for everything: hotels exploiting technology to beat staff shortages and drive efficiency.

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Tax and international advisory expertise acknowledged in promotion

Murray Tuck, Moore Markhams Auckland has been promoted to a unique Senior Manager – Tax and International Advisory role that acknowledges his particular expertise in answering complex tax and international transactions. We share more about Murray’s skills.

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Budget 2022 - Our view

It could be said that the Wellbeing Budget 2022: A Secure Future announced on May 20, was a B budget – balanced, backwards, big spending, being some of the words used to describe it.

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Covid-related employee costs clarified

Inland Revenue has sought to clarify the deductibility of employee-related costs incurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We share more here.

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Jessica Buddendijk - van Horrik QSM | Passion powers aged-care advocate

After 37 years as a worker, educator, advisor, and advocate in aged care, Jessica Buddendijk-van Horrik could be forgiven a slight cooling off in her passion for the sector. But she remains energised and devoted to her vocation, receiving an Honorary Queen’s Service Medal in recognition of her contribution.

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Insulmax Insulation | Insulation buy a ‘no-brainer’

When Conan Mitchell bought Insulmax Insulation Otago last year, no hard sell was necessary. It was a business he knew inside out; Conan was the first Insulmax employee in New Zealand when it launched seven years ago and also helped establish the other eight – independently owned – Insulmax businesses around the country.

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Changes to trust disclosures to prevent under-taxation

Two changes have recently surfaced in relation to trusts and the disclosure of trust information. Inland Revenue intends using the information to determine how trusts are being used and measures to prevent under-taxation from the use of trusts.

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Is it a ‘New Build’? The new legislation summarised

The residential bright line period has increased from 5 to 10 years with a denial of interest deductibility for residential investment properties. The new legislation is complex and difficult to interpret because it has been written with numerous potential fact scenarios in mind.